CELTIC meet Aberdeen for the third time in 10 days tonight – and the result could be the same as the first two meetings.
It was 1-0 at Parkhead but a much more convincing 4-1 at Hampden last Saturday in the Co-op Cup semi-finals. But even that was an improvement on the 9-0 battering they suffered at Parkhead earlier in the season when Mark McGhee was in charge.
With Kris Commons making an impressive debut the Hoops tore into the Dons and were 4-0 inside 34 minutes.
Pittodrie was once a stadium to fear, until McGhee took over, but Celtic have their tails up and should return home with three points. They are a best 1-2 with William Hill.
Their only concern is in defence with centre-halves Thomas Rogne and Daniel Majstorovic both out. They will be replaced by makeshift duo Charlie Mulgrew and Mark Wilson.
Scott Vernon bagged Aberdeen's consolation on Saturday and is 10-1 with bet365 and Skybet to bag the opener. The Dons are a biggest 7-1 at Chandler to win with the draw 7-2 at the same firm.
You can even have Aberdeen at 8-13 plus two with Stan James but on the evidence of Hampden they'd need two goals in each half.
Celtic and Rangers kept their treble hopes alive by reaching the Co-op Cup Final at the weekend and William Hill offer 4-1 on either of them – who meet in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday – claiming the domestic treble. For Celtic it's 7-1 and Rangers 10-1.
The other SPL game sees St Johnstone entertain Hamilton and this could be a draw. Hamilton have picked up since signing Mickael Antoine-Curier and he has netted in back-to-back draws against Inverness and Killie.
Saints were in good form until Saturday's defeat at Hearts and although they are the 10-11 favourites with Hills.
Queen of the South were idle on Saturday but can make up for lost time by beating Ross County in the First Division. They are 10-11 at bet365.
Airdrie can take care of struggling Dumbarton in the Second Division while leaders Livingston should beat Brechin if they can shore up their defence.
They beat East Fife 4-3 on Saturday but left it late with a last-gasp winner. Livi are a best 1-1 at Stan James.
- Antoine-Curier to score (10-3, bet365)
- Aberdeen 2, Celtic 3 (28-1, Chandler)